Apparently similar to the Project Veritas venture noted in previous post, the Franklin Center out of Bismarck ND and Alexandria VA seems to be more of an alternative news source, not a media watchdog as such – but their mission is close enough to ours that we’ll be seeking opportunities to work together. Below is their self-description.
The mission of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity is to promote social welfare and civil betterment by undertaking programs that promote journalism and the education of the public about corruption, incompetence, fraud, or taxpayer abuse by elected officials at all levels of government. The Franklin Center will accomplish these goals by networking and training independent investigative reporters, as well as journalists from state based news organizations, public-policy institutions & watchdog groups.
At the heart of the Franklin Center’s mission is a belief that new technology can advance the cause of transparency in government. This can only be accomplished, however, if the journalists of tomorrow can effectively master this new media. The Franklin Center aims to educate, to advise and to train individuals and organizations from all backgrounds to become thorough, unbiased and accurate reporters well versed in new media techniques and journalistic integrity.
Learn more at http://www.franklincenterhq.org/